Jeff Bridges: Pictures, in the Main Gallery, explores Bridges’ artistic process and photographic techniques, informed by a collection of his private “film shoot” books, proof sheets and camera, plus quotes from Bridges himself, providing insight into the exceptional work of this multifaceted, talented artist. For this exhibition, these wide format photographs have been enlarged to allow the visitor to fully appreciate the vast scope and meticulous detail of these “movies within a movie,” providing behind the scenes access to the process of filmmaking, as well as evidencing the potential of the Widelux format in the hands of a skilled photographer.
Susan Bridges: Inside Heaven’s Gate brings the 19th century vividly back to life in the 21st century in the Museum’s History and Spotlight Gallery. During the filming of the epic 1980 western Heaven’s Gate, Susan Bridges took behind-the-scenes photos of the actors, sets, and scenery. Her photos capture never- before-seen glimpses from the director’s chair and intimate portraits shot on location near Glacier National Park in 1979.